I have been working with technology since 2000, and have been "playing with" technology since 1997. Ever since I got my first computer (a Micron 200MHz, 256MB memory, 3.1GB hard drive) I was exploring all kinds of things for just enjoyment and then for formal learning to build a career out of it.
I am always exploring new areas of technology, continually studying to learn more and more. I have spent time in desktop support for a large global news/media company with thousands of users, then for a US-based fashion retailer, then got my foot in the door as a server administrator for a small and agile consulting company. Within a year I was juggling internal responsibilities with client-facing systems engineering tasks for projects. Eventually we grew and I was able to focus exclusively on client projects and really enjoyed that for several years. After 8 years I got out of consulting and work as an internal resource for a growing company in the ad-tech industry, applying what I've learned with application implementations and support to a single environment and focusing on long term quality and control.
I do spend a lot of time focusing on technology, but that's work and work is not everything right? Switching gears to personal life, my wife and I got a maltipoo puppy less than two years ago and we spend tons of time raising and training him. Puppies rule. We are really into cooking, travelling, photography, and just adventuring around NYC eating and exploring wherever we can.
Oh, and I'm really into beer home-brewing these days too :P